The Republic of Moldova is a landlocked country in eastern Europe, located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the east. Its border with Romania follows the Prut and lower Danube rivers. From 1945 to 1991 it was a republic of the Soviet Union as the Moldavian SSR. It occupies most of the territory formerly known as Bessarabia, together with areas on the eastern bank of the Dniestr river, called Transnistria, added in 1940.

 States/Provinces Of Moldova